Period
to 17 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 17 July 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Development Operations Engineer
England > North West
6 months to
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 39 53 102
Rank change year-on-year +14 +49 +57
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 258 230 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.85% 3.74% 1.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.13% 3.93% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 174 93
North West median daily rate £538 £495 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.59% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £403 £391 £378
90th Percentile £638 £645 £575
England median daily rate £550 £525 £513
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
North West median hourly rate - £50.00 £51.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.96% -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £65.75 £46.75
% change year-on-year -27.76% +40.64% -3.61%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,027 5,846 5,343
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.49% 94.95% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,244 3,630 3,240
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £230 £250 £225
90th Percentile £600 £575 £545
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 317 288
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £21.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -18.03% +6.75%
10th Percentile £12.04 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.25 £51.25 £51.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% +1.08% -2.63%

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured DevOps Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps Engineer in the North West

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps Engineer in the North West

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 17 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps Engineer in the North West

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DevOps Engineer in the North West

DevOps Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer within the North West region over the 6 months to 17 July 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +21 184 £530 +6.00% 38
Lancashire +8 33 £550 +10.00%
Cheshire -12 17 £418 -7.22% 11
Merseyside +8 16 £550 - 7
DevOps Engineer
England

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, DevOps Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region featuring DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 258 (100.00%) DevOps
2 152 (58.91%) Amazon AWS
3 133 (51.55%) Docker
4 120 (46.51%) Jenkins
5 119 (46.12%) Terraform
6 116 (44.96%) Linux
7 114 (44.19%) Kubernetes
8 100 (38.76%) Puppet
9 92 (35.66%) Agile Software Development
10 90 (34.88%) Python
11 87 (33.72%) Ansible
12 86 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
13 71 (27.52%) Bash Shell
14 70 (27.13%) Opscode Chef
15 50 (19.38%) Continuous Integration
16 48 (18.60%) Git (software)
17 47 (18.22%) Windows
18 45 (17.44%) Configuration Management
19 35 (13.57%) Test Automation
19 35 (13.57%) PowerShell
20 34 (13.18%) Infrastructure as Code
21 32 (12.40%) Open Source
22 31 (12.02%) Java
22 31 (12.02%) Scrum
23 29 (11.24%) Packer
24 28 (10.85%) Microservices
25 26 (10.08%) GitLab
25 26 (10.08%) HTTP
26 25 (9.69%) Google Cloud Platform
27 24 (9.30%) Security Cleared

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (6.98%) Confluence
2 14 (5.43%) nginx
3 5 (1.94%) Apache
3 5 (1.94%) IIS
4 4 (1.55%) JBoss
4 4 (1.55%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.78%) Jetty
6 2 (0.78%) Mongrel
6 2 (0.78%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.78%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.39%) SAS
7 1 (0.39%) Tuxedo
Cloud Services
1 152 (58.91%) Amazon AWS
2 86 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (9.69%) Google Cloud Platform
4 21 (8.14%) Amazon S3
5 17 (6.59%) Amazon EC2
6 16 (6.20%) Serverless
7 15 (5.81%) AWS CloudFormation
7 15 (5.81%) IaaS
8 14 (5.43%) AWS Lambda
9 10 (3.88%) GitHub
10 9 (3.49%) Amazon ECS
11 8 (3.10%) PaaS
11 8 (3.10%) Route 53
11 8 (3.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 6 (2.33%) Amazon EKS
12 6 (2.33%) AWS CloudTrail
12 6 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (2.33%) SaaS
13 5 (1.94%) Amazon Kinesis
13 5 (1.94%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 26 (10.08%) HTTP
2 19 (7.36%) DNS
3 15 (5.81%) TCP/IP
4 14 (5.43%) SSL
5 13 (5.04%) DHCP
6 12 (4.65%) FTP
6 12 (4.65%) IPsec
7 4 (1.55%) Internet
8 2 (0.78%) Firewall
9 1 (0.39%) Network Security
9 1 (0.39%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.36%) Hadoop
2 15 (5.81%) Amazon RDS
3 13 (5.04%) Big Data
3 13 (5.04%) MongoDB
4 11 (4.26%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.71%) MySQL
5 7 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (2.33%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.94%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (1.16%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.78%) Amazon Athena
10 2 (0.78%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (0.78%) Impala
10 2 (0.78%) Redis
10 2 (0.78%) SQL Server
11 1 (0.39%) Amazon Aurora
11 1 (0.39%) Blockchain
11 1 (0.39%) RethinkDB
Development Applications
1 120 (46.51%) Jenkins
2 48 (18.60%) Git (software)
3 26 (10.08%) GitLab
4 20 (7.75%) Artifactory
5 17 (6.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 17 (6.59%) JIRA
6 11 (4.26%) Robot Framework
7 10 (3.88%) Bitbucket
8 9 (3.49%) Travis CI
9 6 (2.33%) Maven
9 6 (2.33%) SonarQube
9 6 (2.33%) Spinnaker
10 5 (1.94%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.16%) Ant
11 3 (1.16%) CircleCI
11 3 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (1.16%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (1.16%) Subversion
12 2 (0.78%) Bitbucket Server
12 2 (0.78%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (3.10%) Finance
2 4 (1.55%) Games
2 4 (1.55%) Law
2 4 (1.55%) Legal
2 4 (1.55%) Manufacturing
3 2 (0.78%) Banking
4 1 (0.39%) Billing
4 1 (0.39%) Publishing
4 1 (0.39%) Retail
4 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.75%) Elastic Stack
2 18 (6.98%) .NET
3 16 (6.20%) Web Services
4 6 (2.33%) JSON
4 6 (2.33%) Middleware
5 4 (1.55%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (1.55%) J2EE
5 4 (1.55%) WCF
6 3 (1.16%) Kafka
6 3 (1.16%) LAMP
6 3 (1.16%) Node.js
6 3 (1.16%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (1.16%) Spring
6 3 (1.16%) YAML
7 2 (0.78%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.78%) OpenID
7 2 (0.78%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.78%) React
7 2 (0.78%) Servlets
7 2 (0.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.75%) Public Cloud
2 6 (2.33%) Cloud Native
3 5 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (1.94%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.55%) Smartphone
5 3 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (0.78%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.78%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.39%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.39%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.39%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.39%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 116 (44.96%) Linux
2 47 (18.22%) Windows
3 17 (6.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (4.65%) CentOS
5 11 (4.26%) Unix
6 10 (3.88%) Windows Server
7 5 (1.94%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.78%) AIX
8 2 (0.78%) Android
8 2 (0.78%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (100.00%) DevOps
2 92 (35.66%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (19.38%) Continuous Integration
4 45 (17.44%) Configuration Management
5 35 (13.57%) Test Automation
6 34 (13.18%) Infrastructure as Code
7 32 (12.40%) Open Source
8 31 (12.02%) Scrum
9 28 (10.85%) Microservices
10 16 (6.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 16 (6.20%) Kanban
10 16 (6.20%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (5.04%) Deployment Automation
11 13 (5.04%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 12 (4.65%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 11 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (3.88%) Migration
14 10 (3.88%) Software Engineering
15 8 (3.10%) OO
15 8 (3.10%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 90 (34.88%) Python
2 71 (27.52%) Bash Shell
3 35 (13.57%) PowerShell
4 31 (12.02%) Java
5 21 (8.14%) Ruby
6 15 (5.81%) JavaScript
7 12 (4.65%) Shell Script
8 9 (3.49%) Groovy
9 6 (2.33%) Go
9 6 (2.33%) SQL
10 5 (1.94%) Perl
11 4 (1.55%) C#
11 4 (1.55%) C++
12 3 (1.16%) PHP
13 1 (0.39%) Fortran
13 1 (0.39%) Korn
13 1 (0.39%) Scala
13 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (9.30%) Security Cleared
2 20 (7.75%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.10%) AWS Certification
4 2 (0.78%) CCA
5 1 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.39%) CCDP
5 1 (0.39%) CCNP
5 1 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (0.78%) NIST
1 2 (0.78%) NIST 800
1 2 (0.78%) SLA
2 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
System Software
1 133 (51.55%) Docker
2 9 (3.49%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.33%) Snort
4 4 (1.55%) Cygwin
4 4 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.78%) Xen
6 1 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.39%) etcd
Systems Management
1 119 (46.12%) Terraform
2 114 (44.19%) Kubernetes
3 100 (38.76%) Puppet
4 87 (33.72%) Ansible
5 70 (27.13%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (11.24%) Packer
7 22 (8.53%) Prometheus
8 21 (8.14%) Salt
9 10 (3.88%) SCCM
10 7 (2.71%) Grafana
11 6 (2.33%) HAProxy
12 5 (1.94%) Docker Swarm
12 5 (1.94%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 5 (1.94%) Nagios
12 5 (1.94%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 4 (1.55%) ZABBIX
14 2 (0.78%) logstash
15 1 (0.39%) CFEngine
15 1 (0.39%) Consul
15 1 (0.39%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 23 (8.91%) Google
2 22 (8.53%) Cloudera
3 16 (6.20%) Hortonworks
4 12 (4.65%) Oracle
5 10 (3.88%) Microsoft
6 9 (3.49%) Red Hat
6 9 (3.49%) Splunk
6 9 (3.49%) VMware
7 5 (1.94%) Citrix
8 3 (1.16%) PagerDuty
9 2 (0.78%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.78%) Axiomatics
9 2 (0.78%) ForgeRock
9 2 (0.78%) IBM
9 2 (0.78%) Ping Identity
9 2 (0.78%) Virgin Media
10 1 (0.39%) Cisco
10 1 (0.39%) Informatica
10 1 (0.39%) NetApp
10 1 (0.39%) Twitter